The sculpture of KAWS has been assigned to Four Seasons Hotel Madrid por Mark Scheinberg, founder of the global investment company Mohari Hospitality. Mohari is co-owner of the building Canalejas Madrid Center in which the Four Seasons Hotel Madrid.
Mark Scheinberg, founder of Mohari Hospitality, tells: “This iconic KAWS sculpture it is visually very contemporary, but represents traditional and enduring values of collaboration, cooperation and mutual support. This ultra-contemporary piece, by a Brooklyn graffiti artist, fits perfectly with this historic building in the heart of Madrid. a perfect contrast between old and new. I am delighted that the guests and visitors of the Four Seasons Madrid have the opportunity to admire this impressive work.
According to the regional vice president and general manager of the hotel, Adrian Messerli, “We are proud to have such an impressive museum-quality sculpture by a world-renowned artist that becomes the center of attention of our now iconic lobby. People have already been coming to the hotel just to see the new sculpture that complements the hotel’s spectacular art collection.
From his origins as a graffiti artist in New York in the 1990s, KAWS has evolved into an international name of its own within the art industry, recognized for exploring the themes of reinterpretation and appropriation deconstructive. His work, which ranges from cult figures to paintings, sculptures and public projects On a large scale, it is collected by connoisseurs and exhibited in the world’s leading museums.
The new sculpture in the lobby brings an international touch that complements the existing art collection at the Four Seasons. The art curator Paloma Fernández-Iriondo collected nearly 1,500 paintings, graphics, photographs and sculptures, all by Spanish artists, which are now on display throughout the hotel. As she explains, “To tackle the art project, it was necessary to recognize the history of the hotel buildings and their essence from the 19th century, but also to honor the 21st century and show a commitment to the local community today.”
Reflecting the historic architecture of the hotel, the more than 300 plaster reproductions of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, which is located right in front of the hotel and the collaboration project with the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museumundoubtedly two of the most recognized art institutions in Madrid.
Aiming to bring fresh energy and imagination, Fernandez-Iriondo sought the work of emerging Spanish artists by organizing a contest at the fine arts schools of Madrid, Malaga and Seville. Over four years, more than 500 proposals were submitted in the categories of painting, graphic work, work on paper, photography, plaster work and sculpture. Finally, 75 proposals were selected and reproduced to decorate the rooms, suites and corridors. Some artists were also commissioned to create specific works to animate specific areas of the hotel, including Dani restaurant, the ISA restaurant and the Spa at Four Seasons.
The second part of the plan: eat at Dani Brasserie
Dani Brasserie is the last project of Dani garcia. A proposal that bears its own name and that reviews the iconic career of the Malaga chef. The restaurant has its own entrance on Calle Sevilla direct to the seventh floor of the hotel Four Seasons where it is located. A rooftop with the most powerful views of the skyline From the capital. The chef has successfully presented projects in Madrid such as BIBO and Lobito de Mar..
Dani Brasserie It is a place where creativity and technique coexist with a taste for traditional Andalusian recipes and the flavors that have marked his career over the years, wrapped in the indisputable duende of the creator of the ‘new Andalusian cuisine’ in the early 2000s .
Open non-stop until midnight, the restaurant boasts incredible views of the city. Dani garcia invites the diner to get away with his haute cuisine menu and enjoy delicate dishes in a more casual way. Elaborations that evoke memories of their Andalusia natal, the new Andalusian cuisine, his passion for the flavors of the world, and his avant-garde creativity and technique that value the raw material in each preparation. A cuisine of contrast, whether of texture, temperatures or flavor, and also of nuances with subtle contrasts of ingredients that enhance and soften each other.
The of Dani It is an extensive menu and adapted to all tastes but without a doubt one of the best dishes that are presented in it is the nitro tomato (nitrogenated) that you see in the video above. This one tricks the palate in a unique way into believing that you are having a bite of some kind of futuristic food. It’s funny because the flavors differ in isolation but blend in an impressive way and the textures are something out of the ordinary. You can not stop visiting Dani Brasserie! It is an obligatory stop. And the eternal after-dinner parties cannot be absent with the spectacular views that, as we mentioned, you have from the restaurant in the city. The service is impeccable.
TIP: Ask for Adriana, a foreign waitress passionate about Dani’s creations.
More about Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
Located in the heart of Madrid, on the corner where the iconic Calle de Sevilla and Calle de Alcalá meet, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid It is part of the Centro Canalejas Madrid, a new hotel, residential and commercial complex that unites seven historic buildings, the oldest from 1887. Mohari Hospitality acquired a 50% stake in Centro Canalejas in February 2017 together with the developer OHL Desarrollos. Since then, the complex has undergone a major remodel, with all the original buildings completely restored and reinvented in a modern and elegant style, opening to the public in September 2020.
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